Robert Greenlaw et al. v. Secretary of State (Casino Initiative)

The Maine Judicial Branch has set up this web page for posting of information in the appeal of Robert Greenlaw et al. v. Secretary of State. We have prepared this page to assure full access to the media and the public without compromising the litigants' right to a full and fair proceeding. It is our goal to accommodate the media and the public to the best of our abilities. All public documents (documents that are non-confidential and not sealed) will be available on this page, and will not be provided by the clerk's office, except to government agencies. Please check this web page often for updates and documents related to the case.

Case Name: Robert Greenlaw et al. v. Secretary of State

Law Court Docket Number: BCD-16-166

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Non-Confidential Filings and Orders:

  • April 19, 2016: Motion to dismiss appeal filed by Robert Greenlaw and others. Pursuant to M.R. App. P. 4(a)(2),this motion constitutes a voluntary dismissal of the appeal, and the appeal is now concluded.
  • April 14, 2016: Order Establishing Course of Appeal
  • April 11, 2016: Docket sheets of Superior Court and Business and Consumer Docket
  • April 11, 2016: Notice of Appeal filed by Robert Greenlaw et al.
  • April 7, 2016: Order of the Business and Consumer Docket dated August 7, 2016

Counsel of record:

For Robert Greenlaw et al.:

Bruce M. Merrill, Esq.
Law Offices of Bruce M. Merrill
225 Commercial Street, Suite 501
Portland ME 04101-4613

For the Secretary of State

Phyllis Gardner, Esq.
Leanne Robbin, Esq.
Office of the Attorney General
6 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333-0006

Cameras and Audio Recording in Courtrooms
Maine has strict rules about whether or when cameras are permitted to be used in the courtroom, and in every case, the presiding justice may impose additional conditions to assure a fair trial. Such additional conditions may include, pooling of cameras.

Information about cameras and audio recording equipment is available in Administrative Order JB-05-15 ( A. 9-11).

The form to request audio or camera coverage can be found below:
Media Notification -- Requested Coverage of Court Proceedings (Fillable PDF)

This is a new form to be used by members of the media who are requesting media coverage in District or Superior court proceedings. All forms should be submitted at least 24 hours in advance of the proceedings to the Clerk of Court office that is handling the case. In order to open the form, you will need the a current version Adobe Reader. You may download the free version of Adobe Reader at

Electronic Devices: Administrative Order JB-05-16 (A. 5-08) Use of other electronic devices, such as a laptop, tablets and smart phones is prohibited without the consent of the judge.
No telephone calls please.

Interviews: No interviews may be conducted inside the Courthouse, and entrances are not to be blocked.

Decorum: Recording personnel shall wear appropriate and neat attire consistent with participation in matters of serious concern. Neither the camera nor the recording personnel shall have any insignia or other indication of organizational affiliation. The use of any electronic device in the courtroom is prohibited without the written consent of the presiding justice. Place all cell phones in vibrate or silent mode. Violators will be removed from the courtroom.

Media Contacts

Members of the media who require further assistance can contact Mary Ann Lynch, Government & Media Counsel. Ms. Lynch may be reached at (207) 592-5940 or via email